Wicked Akron (OH): Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber City Rogues [NOOK Book]

Overview

The searchlight finds Akron's darkest days, when citizens burned city hall to the ground and members of the Ku Klux Klan called the shots from the schoolhouse to the courthouse. Meet a grave robber who became a political leader, a mobster who ordered police murders and a beloved bootlegger turned bail bondsman. Say hello to Frank Hurn, a flashy, frenetic, fast-talking con man who was looking for suckers to invest in the Vulcans, an NFL team he promised to bring to Akron. From city saloon to suburban hideout, this...
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Wicked Akron (OH): Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber City Rogues

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Overview

The searchlight finds Akron's darkest days, when citizens burned city hall to the ground and members of the Ku Klux Klan called the shots from the schoolhouse to the courthouse. Meet a grave robber who became a political leader, a mobster who ordered police murders and a beloved bootlegger turned bail bondsman. Say hello to Frank Hurn, a flashy, frenetic, fast-talking con man who was looking for suckers to invest in the Vulcans, an NFL team he promised to bring to Akron. From city saloon to suburban hideout, this is an alternative history lesson of the sometimes dicey coexistence of the well-heeled and the workers, men and women who lived big lives during Akron's fledgling days as a canal port, its pre-Depression heyday and zenith as a midwestern industrial success story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013179660
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,166,604
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Kymberli Hagelberg is a writer, award-winning journalist and native northeast Ohioan. Her work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including the Akron Beacon Journal, the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the (Biloxi) Sun Herald and Billboard and on National Public Radio.
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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Wicked Akron......great reading for a history buff

    Being raise in Akron, I love reading about the history. I remember my Dad talking about Whiskey Dick and when I read the chapter on him, it brought it all back. I have read about the rubber companies and how they got started. I love history. Always want to read more.

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